This week’s words: Shine Clip Abash (v)) to destroy the self-confidence, poise, or self-possession of; disconcert;make ashamed or embarrassed) Read Salvage Celadon (n.)) a pale grey-green, any of several Chinese porcelains having a translucent, pale green glaze..) Permeate Sag Nervous Vacant Offal (the parts of the animal that are considered inedible, viscera, rubbish) Trenchancy (adj.)) incisive or keen, as language or a person; caustic; cutting; vigorous; effective; energetic)
There wasn’t much to say that didn’t border on the trenchant. His demise had been the offal, his persistence that it could be eaten and he’d cut up all the intestine, the heart, liver and the tongue into a meaty casserole.
The warnings, all of a health variety did little to salvage any thought of his seeing the sense in not eating the strange concoction.
At the time of his death, his skin had turned a sickly celadon, and we nervously awaited his final breath.
Later at his funeral, his mum a biggish woman with once commanding breasts, now unabashedly sagging to the whim of gravity stood by his grave, tears flooding her cheeks as she read his eulogy.
Her grief permeating the moment and taking for us the shine of a moment that could have been humorous had his mum stayed seated.
Finally, with nothing more than a vacant look in her eyes, she departed the graveyard, a clip of her son’s hair in her handbag.